Issue #224: Revolutionizing Digital Music Through Blockchain; What Exactly Is Stream-Ripping?; The Streaming Services We’ve Lost

Revolutionizing Digital Music Through Blockchain
Revolutionizing Digital Music Through Blockchainwww.huffingtonpost.com
In the old days, kids who wanted the newest albums had to get on a bike and ride to the record store to find them.

These Are The Streaming Music Services The World Has Already Lost
These Are The Streaming Music Services The World Has Already Lostwww.forbes.com
Streaming music is an incredibly difficult business to be in, and most competitors simply can’t survive.

With Most Music Being Offered For Free, Why Is Piracy Still Growing?
With Most Music Being Offered For Free, Why Is Piracy Still Growing?www.forbes.com
There are a number of reasons why some people are stealing music, but none of them justify the action.

Blockchain can make Soundcloud a Revolutionary Music Label
Blockchain can make Soundcloud a Revolutionary Music Labelmedium.com
The world is full of extraordinary songs by artists with no fans, labels or money behind them. These songs go nowhere because exposure to audiences is carefully controlled by companies who seek to…

What Exactly Is Stream-Ripping, The New Way People Are Stealing Music
What Exactly Is Stream-Ripping, The New Way People Are Stealing Musicwww.forbes.com
The music industry experienced one of the rockiest transitions into the digital age of almost any business over 15 years ago, as it didn’t lead the charge. The biggest companies working in music were more than happy to continue to allow people to purchase albums and CD singles, overlooking the potential that the internet could…

Facebook Messenger now makes Spotify suggestions based on your conversations
Facebook Messenger now makes Spotify suggestions based on your conversationswww.theverge.com
Facebook Messenger’s intelligent assistant M now delivers Spotify suggestions when music is brought up in conversation. The prompts are triggered by a variety of phrases and specific words. For…

Streaming makes full albums less necessary, muse Muse
Streaming makes full albums less necessary, muse Musewww.completemusicupdate.com

The way that the shift to streaming is changing patterns in music consumption is putting Muse off making a new album. So, you know, there’s always a silver lining.

Will radio kill the internet star?
Will radio kill the internet star?www.thedrum.com
It was the fall of 1999, and I was in a dormitory room on the top floor of Boston University’s French House – the building where I lived during most of university except during a later summer journalism internship in London in 2001.

The iPod's legacy: How Apple's music player reshuffled its future
The iPod's legacy: How Apple's music player reshuffled its futurewww.zdnet.com
The iPod served as a bridge between Apple as a PC maker mounting a comeback to purveyor of the world’s strongest ecosystem spanning hardware, software and services.

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich on Streaming
Metallica’s Lars Ulrich on Streamingvariety.com
Metallica’s Lars Ulrich talked about streaming services, “Hardwired” going platinum, and being knighted in Denmark.